Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Trump’s Healthcare Reform The president of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order that is dated 12th October 2017 whose intention is to modify The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) with effect from 2018. It details plans on the expansion of access to association health plans for trade groups and small business including registered associations within the US CITATION Luh17 \p 1 \l 1033 (Luhby and Liptak 1). The executive order also requests the Labor Secretary to make decisions that will ease restrictions on short term health plans. The policies under the executive order are expected to last up to 12 months. The Labor Secretary is also expected to give room for employers to use pretax funds for reimbursement programs for health for their employees in order to assist the employees in paying for their medical expenditure CITATION She17 \p 1 \l 1033 (Sherman Simon Lazarus. "Trump’s Executive Order on Health Care — Can It Undermine the ACA if Congress Fails to Act?" The New England Journal of Medicine (2017): 1201-1203. Leonard K. "Donald Trump Publishes Prescription of Obamacare." US News and World Report (2016): 28-31. Luhby Tami and Kevin Liptak. "Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order." CNN Politics (2017): 1-2. Maresca Paul and Chris Bacon. "Pros and Cons of Trumpcare – American Health Care Act (AHCA)." The Times (2016): 33-37. Sherman Erik. "Trump's New Healthcare 'Reform': Kill Subsidies That Let Many Afford Care." Forbes (2017): 1-2. The Commonwealth Fund. "Donald Trump's Health Care Reform Proposals: Anticipated Effects on Insurance Coverage Out-of-Pocket Costs and the Federal Deficit." The Commonwealth Fund (2017): 2-7. Trump Donald. "Healthcare Reform to Make America Great Again." Make America Great Again (2016): 45-49. Volcovici Valerie. "Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats." Reuters (2017): 1-4. [...]
Your final draft should be a minimum of 8 pages long and should use a minimum of 8 high-quality sources. Please note five important aspects of this assignment: • This is an analytical paper. In other words, your paper should be devoted to defending your conclusion using logic and evidence. It should use only credible sources, and it should back up its assertions with facts taken from credible sources. It should also consider both sides of the issue. • This is a research paper. That means that you should conduct research to find relevant information to support your conclusion. Although I am interested in your opinion, you must be able to support that opinion with facts and figures and evidence. You will obtain these facts and figures and evidence from your research. Please note that the better and more numerous your sources, the higher your grade is likely to be. Academic sources are especially encouraged. Papers that use only web sites as sources cannot receive a “A” or “B.” Papers that use Wikipedia or an online encyclopedia as a source cannot receive an “A.” • This is a paper about government. Although your paper should certainly address the issue of whether the proposal is a good idea (would it work?), it should also address issues such as its constitutionality, its effect on federalism, its effect on separation of powers (if any), etc. • You must provide attribution. In an academic paper, you must cite your sources within the text of the paper, as well as provide a “works cited” page at the end. This applies both to direct quotes from other authors AND circumstances in which you merely use the ideas or information reported by another author. Please note: all papers are automatically submitted to Turnitin.com. • Your writing counts. Points will be deducted for poor spelling and grammar. • Effort counts. This paper should be at least 8, typed, double-spaced pages long, and it should use a minimum of 8 sources. Papers that demonstrate more effort are more likely to receive a higher grade than papers that demonstrate less effort. • Certain Topics Are Off Limits – There are several topics that you may not write about. These include any proposals or actions related to gay marriage, marijuana, abortion & birth control, the death penalty, or gun control.